During his creative process for Filo, designer Andrea Anastasio became inspired by the idea of deconstructing the traditional lamp form. By separating individual pieces that comprise it – the light source, the base, decoration elements and electrical wiring – Anastasio brought out each part’s own structural and aesthetic characteristics.
Filo comes from the desire to display the individual parts that go into a lamp – the light source, decoration and electrical wiring – bringing out their structural and aesthetic characteristics, simplifying the grammar and syntax. Its essential character is the result of the choice of using decoration to play a fundamental role, incorporating elements that are not traditionally considered decorative. Hence the electrical wire establishes a dialogue with the parts in glass and the diffuser, in a rhythmical game of role swapping. While the energy that allows the lamp to perform its purpose as lighting runs along the cord, spheres and bulbs of glass also take their place there, transforming it into the archetype of a necklace, with a porcelain body in the form of a cone that projects the light on the wire and the glass spheres, ideally positioned as a pendent. A wide range of colours enlivens the lamp with multiple identities, from watercolour tones to the transparent hues of Murano glass, bright colours with ethnic overtones to the fluorescent tones of contemporary cityscapes, making it possible to insert the lamp in a very wide range of settings.